Ex Ford and Tesla officials join German electric van maker

StreetScooter

The German electric van maker StreetScooter has recruited executives from Tesla and Ford to assist drive its worldwide expansion. Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, who worked in Tesla’s first European Tesla team, and Ulrich Stuhec, has joined the Streetscooter, the company stated in a news release. Streetscooter is a subsidiary of the German company Deutsche Post. Bardenfleth-Hansen is going […]

Tesla takes on Porsche with battle on toughest circuit of Germany

$35,000 Tesla Model 3

Tesla TSLA aims to take away Porsche’s bragging rights by testing its Model S on the northern loop of Germany’s Nuerburgring circuit, using a marketing tool that German automakers have long used to tout the superiority of their items. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport recently published photographs of a Tesla with “100D+” markings on the […]

U.S. turns down Tesla bid for tariff exemption for Autopilot ‘brain’

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U.S. trade officials turned down Tesla Inc’s bid for relief from President Donald Trump’s 25-percent tariffs on the Chinese-made Autopilot “brain” of its Model 3 among other electric automobiles, one of over 1,000 product denials associated with China’s industrial development plans. According to documents submitted by the U.S. Trade Representative’s office (USTR) and seen by […]